June 20 (Reuters) - Brazil play Costa Rica in a World Cup Group E match on Friday:
Where: Saint Petersburg Stadium, St. Petersburg
When: Friday June 22, 15:00 local (1200 GMT/0800 ET)
*If Brazil fail to beat Costa Rica they will equal their worst ever run of four winless games in the World Cup finals, a run that spanned the 1974 and 1978 tournaments.
* Costa Rica achieved their best World Cup result four years ago in Brazil, where they reached the quarter-finals. They were knocked out by the Netherlands on penalties.
* Brazil have not lost in their last 13 competitive matches
Previous meetings: The two sides have met 10 times, with Brazil winning nine times. Brazil won 1-0 in their last meeting in September 2015. (Reporting by Andrew Downie, editing by Pritha Sarkar)